Amid the rise in coronavirus cases in the Valley, a shocking incident has surfaced in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag. A Covid-19 positive pregnant woman, on Thursday, June 4, delivered a baby in the corridor of a government hospital in Trauma Hospital Bijbehara which is currently converted to a quarantine centre. 

The cries of the woman fell on deaf ears while the woman delivered the baby on the floor of the hospital corridor as no doctors were present or medical assistance was provided. After five hours the authorities were alerted as the patient's kin protested outside the centre.

pregnant woman

The condition of the woman has reportedly worsened and she has been rushed to a hospital for further surgery to remove the placenta. 

According to reports, the family alleged that no doctor came forward to help her. Due to this, the placenta remained in the baby's body and later she had to move to Srinagar. Meanwhile, the administration has ordered an inquiry into the matter.

This is not the first incident involving medical negligence towards pregnant women in quarantine centres.  There have been several reports of patients in quarantine centre's of Jammu and Kashmir complaining about conditions and how they are not receiving medical attention from the doctors  From toilets to hygienic food, all the basic facilities have been allegedly overlooked. 

26 pregnant women test Covid-19 in the Valley

Currently, there are 26 pregnant women are among the 139 new coronavirus cases.  The total number of cases reach 2,857 in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. 

Among the fresh cases, one was reported from Anantnag, Kulgam-2, Srinagar-14, Kupwara-10, Baramulla-27, Shopian-24, Bandipora-9, Budgam-6, Pulwama-13, Ganderbal-3, Jammu-10, Udhampur-3, Poonch-10, Samba-3 and Rajouri-4.